Airlines

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Carry on/ Cabin/ Hand Baggage

On the BA flights, adults over 12 years of age and children in the age group of 2-11 years are allowed to carry one baggage and 1 personal item. For infants under 2 years of age, there is provision of allowing only 1 cabin luggage for the purpose of carrying infant items which might be required during the flight.

Cabin bag shall be 56, 45, 25 cms in length, breadth and height and personal luggage shall be 45, 36 and 20 cms in l, b and h. Max weight per bag is 23 kgs. At the time of check in, you will have to demonstrate that the baggage fits the gauge.

For the flights operated by franchise partners Comair and SUN-AIR, the baggage allowance for hand luggage are smaller since they operate small airplanes in southern Africa and northern Europe respectively. On Comair, you are allowed baggage max weight 7 kgs and you are allowed only 1 bag and 1 handbag or laptop for adults or children. 55, 36, 23 cms shall be l, b, h of baggage and 45, 36, 20 cms for handbag. For SUN-AIR, you are allowed to carry 1 bag of 6 kg weight of dimension 45, 36 and 20 cms.

Please note that British Airways also provides the hand baggage only fares for those passengers who are not traveling with checked in baggage.

Checked Baggage

The checked baggage shall be of 90, 75 and 43 cms in dimensions. There is a provision for carrying large items of up to 190, 75, 65 cms by paying an over-size baggage charge. Besides, there are allowances which vary from one cabin class of booking to another, for different sectors of travel. These are mentioned below:

Economy Allowances for adults are 2 bags of maximum 23 kgs each for flying on Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, connecting between India and USA/ Bermuda/Canada and also for flying on a World Traveller fully flexible ticket.  For all other journeys, the baggage allowance is 1 bag of 23 kg.

For Children in the age group of 2-11 years, the allowance would be same as that of adult and 1 fully collapsible stroller and 1 car seat shall also be used. Infants who are under 2 years of age can check in 1 standard sized bag along with 1 car seat or fully collapsible stroller.

Premium Economy Allowances while flying from and to Brazil are 2 bags of maximum 32 kgs per bag and for all other journeys it is 2 bags of maximum 23 kgs each. Children who are in the 2-11 year age group are allowed same allowance as that of an adult and also a collapsible stroller along with a car seat. Infant are also allowed the same.

Business and First Allowances for adults in Club Europe class of travel are 2 bags of 32 kg per bag and 3 bags of 32 kg max for Club World, Club World London City, First and Biz Bed. For children between 2-11 years of ages, the allowance is same as that for the adults and in addition, they are allowed to carry one collapsible stroller and 1 car seat. For infants of less than 2 years, allowance is 1 standard bag and a collapsible stroller and a car seat.

For the Frequent Flyers, certain FFs receive additional baggage allowance. This is meant for the Executive Club Gold and Silver members and for the Emerald and Sapphire members of oneworld alliance.

The Executive Club Gold and oneworld Emerald members are allowed 1 checked in baggage free of cost and a weight allowance of 32 kgs per checked bag only for the cardholder.

The Executive Club Silver and oneworld Sapphire members are allowed 2 pieces of baggage in World Traveller, Euro Traveller and Domestic cabin of the airline. Max weight of 32 kgs per checked baggage is allowed.

Extra Bags Charges

British Airways allows carriage of up to 10 bags per adult or child, out of which some would be allowed free and for the rest you are required to pay extra charges. The charges for the extra bag services are dependent on the following:

1. Method of check in: online or at the airport

2. Class of Travel: Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First

3. Number of bags to be checked in

These charges are given below:

Travel class

Online in advance

 

At the airport

 
 

1st additional bag

Other additional bag

1st additional bag

Other additional bag

Economy

       

UK Domestic/Euro Traveller

£20/$30/€25

£34/$51/€43

£40/$60/€50

£40/$60/€50

(hand baggage only)

       

UK Domestic/Euro Traveller

£34/$51/€43

£34/$51/€43

£40/$60/€50

£40/$60/€50

(with inclusive allowance)

       

World Traveller/ Eco

£55/$85/€64

£120/$170/€128

£65/$100/€75

£140/$200/€150

(one-bag allowance)

       

World Traveller/ Eco

£120/$170/€128

£120/$170/€128

£140/$200/€150

£140/$200/€150

(two-bag allowance)

       

World Traveller on some routes*

Advanced purchase not available

 

$120

$120

Premium economy

       

World Traveller Plus/ Prem Plus

£120/$170/€128

£120/$170/€128

£140/$200/€150

£140/$200/€150

World Traveller Plus on some routes*

Advanced purchase not available

 

$120

$120

Business and First    

       

Club Europe

£34/$51/€43

£34/$51/€43

£40/$60/€50

£40/$60/€50

First/ Club World/ Biz Bed

£120/$170/€128

£120/$170/€128

£140/$200/€150

£140/$200/€150

First and Club World on some routes

Advanced purchase not available

 

$120

$120

Overweight Baggage

It is to be remembered that bags of more than 32 kgs have to be transported as cargo. However, the ones ranging from 23-32 kgs are charged at Pound Sterling 40 per bag.

Ask Your Questions Temporarily Disabled

Nayana Patel

Posted on 11-Aug-2017
Hello,my son is going to US on student visa,on 28th Bombay to London and then US.I booked air ticket by agent, On ticket print out written only 23 kg of two bags,and hand hand baggage only 7 kg.now I knew that BA allows extra 23 kgs for student.now what can I do? Please help me.

Admin Reply :

You can have the extra check in bag and show the valid student visa to the airline officials at airport to avail of the extra baggage allowance. 

Dr.Bharat patel

Posted on 11-Aug-2017
My son is travelling from ahemdavad to Boston on student visa on 28th augest in economy class, tiket booked by agent.from ahemdavad to Mumbai by air India and from mumbai to boston by British airlines via London on one pnr. We are confused about allowed checked in baggage and cabin baggage. please guide us.

Admin Reply :

We would request you to seek clarification from the airline on which you booked tickets. As per AI policy, it shall be allowed but we believe this is only for AI operated flights. So, when BA is next carrier, AI will be able to tell whether extra allowance would be applicable or not.

madhava reddy

Posted on 31-Jul-2017
Hello. I have booked flight from Hyderabad to pheonix through heathrow from third party website clear trip. Ticket generate and in it luggage is printed as 2 pieces of check in luggage each of 23kg and cabin luggage is 7kg only. How much cabin luggage you are allowing? If you are allowing 2 pieces of cabin luggage with restricted dimensions, without printing it on ticket can I carry two pieces of cabin luggage. Please clarify my doubt.

Admin Reply :

Only 1 pcs of cabin luggage would be allowed up to 7 kg weight and in addition to it, you can take a personal item such as a laptop, or an overcoat. This personal item shall not look like another cabin baggage.

Madhava Reddy

Posted on 28-Jul-2017
Thank you for your reply for my query. In ticket it's mentioned as I can carry 2 pieces of check in luggage each of 23kg and cabin bag max of 7kg only. But for my query i have got reply that there is a change in luggage policy and there is a mistake for mentioning 7 kg as limit in ticket I can carry max of 23 kg as cabin luggage plus a laptop bag. For that, without mentioning in ticket if i carry 23 kg of cabin luggage plus a laptop bag, there will be any problem for me. Please confirm it and clarify my query. Thank you.

Admin Reply :

yes, it is okay to take it. Please refer this link: https://www.britishairways.com/en-in/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances

Madhava Reddy

Posted on 27-Jul-2017
I have booked my ticket from Hyderabad to pheonix through London heathrow. I am allowed with 2pieces of check in luggage of 23kg each and 7kg of carry on luggage. I have a small doubt can I carry my personal laptop with bag other than 7kg bag which was allowed into cabin. That means both 7kg bag of complete 7kg weight and extrabag with laptop and important files. Please answer my query.

Admin Reply :

We noticed that BA had a change in baggage policy. As per the new policy, you can take one cabin bag of 23 kg weight and an additional laptop bag of another 23 kg weight. Dimension of laptop bag shall notbe more than 40cm x 30cm x 15cm whereas that of main cabin bag shall be 56, 45, 25 cms .

Our very sincere apologies for wrongly mentioning cabin luggage weight to be 7 kg. It is 23 kg. 

Madhava Reddy

Posted on 23-Jul-2017
I am travelling from Hyderabad to Phoenix Arizona on august 4rth with stop and flight change at London heathrow. Both flights are operated by British airways and transition time is 1hour 30 min from terminal 5 to terminal 3. I have 4 questions to ask 1. 2pieces of check In luggage 23kg each and 1 Cabin bag of 7kg. Can I carry one personal laptop bag beside cabin bag. 2. When I check in my luggage at Hyderabad, can I collect my luggage directly at Phoenix Arizona or I have to collect it at heathrow and undergo check in process again 3. If I carry personal laptop bag along with the allowed cabin bag, both bags have to be 7 kg combined or else personal baggage is exception. 4. During online check in will I get boarding pass for both of the flights or else I have to check in for both flights and boarding passes for both. Please answer this questions. Early reply will be highly appreciated.

Admin Reply :

1.Laptop can be carried, and this is in addition to your carry on baggage allowance.

2. This is something which airline will tell you . ideally, through check-in for baggage is possible since the airline is same. 

3. You can check in online and also get the boarding passes online. Otherwise, you can get the prints of boarding passes at the airport

Meenal Malhotra

Posted on 22-Jul-2017
Hi thanks for u response yesterday.So i can take in all 4 bags two of 23kg each and one hand luggsge and my personal bag. Right? Also tell me if it is a stopover flight haltting at Heathrow do i neef a transit visa?

Admin Reply :

Personal bag shall not look like another hand baggage. It shall be a purse or a laptop bag or something of similar type. With respect to the Visa, please contact the airline or the agency which booked tickets. 

Meenal Malhotra.

Posted on 21-Jul-2017
Hi Ineed to know what is the baggage allowance if i am travelling to York.Flight i wil take wil be from Mumbai to Manchester. It is a one stop flight with a halt at London. Is there extra allowance on student visa.

Admin Reply :

yes, there is extra baggage allowance for students travelling on World Traveller Economy and Premium cabin classes. They can take a total of 2 bags of 23 kg each in check in. 

Madhava Reddy

Posted on 19-Jul-2017
Hi. I have booked my flight on 4rth August from hyderabad to Phoenix arizona with stop at London Heathrow. I have to change flight but both are British airways only. Well then during check in can I carry 4 like 2 check in bags 23kg each and one bag allowed on board weighs max 23 kg and one personal bag ( laptop bag). One more thing after check in hyderabad can I collect my luggage at Phoenix directly or else I have to collect it at Heathrow and undergo check in process again for hacked in luggage other than cabin allowed luggage. Since time to change planes is only 1 hour 30 min for me at Heathrow.

Admin Reply :

You are allowed 2 bags of 23 kg each as free check in baggage. Hand baggage allowance is of 7 kg only. You will not be allowed to take 23 kg in cabin. So, it has to be checked in and excess baggage charges have to be paid. Carrying personal laptop can be allowed. 

Ideally, you can get it directly at Phoenix since both flights are operated by BA but we would suggest that you also a raise a request in this respect with the airline during check in at airport. 

swaroop

Posted on 26-Feb-2017
i am likely to travel to hethro, london from hyderabad - what is the free luggage allowance both check in and handbage

Admin Reply :

1 bag of 23 kg in check in and 1 bag of 23 kg in cabin is the allowance.

Manickaraj

Posted on 19-Mar-2016
Hi, I am going travel from Chennai (India) to Birmingham (UK) on 11-April-2016 for post graduation studies (International student). What is the total baggage allowance will be given for me in Emirates and British Airways? - Economy class

Admin Reply :

We just found that the 10 kg excess baggage allowance for students will not be supported after 31 March, 2016. Thus, if travel is on 11 April, you will be charged for carrying 10 kg more than permitted allowance of 30 kg check in and 7 kg cabin.. 

Gyanaranjan Jena

Posted on 02-Nov-2015
Dear Sir, I want to carry my 50 inch LED TV as an additional baggage while i travel from Bangalore India to London,UK. Kindly help me understand what is the extra charge i have to pay in BA. Kind regards Gyanaranjan

Admin Reply :

We need to know additional information such as which fare class have you booked, weight, size and dimensions of baggage. You can also check it at this link: http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/extra-overweight-baggage

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